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Robert Smith collection

Identifier: Mss 0046

Collection Overview

The first journal dates 1788-1794. The first part of this journal, February 1788- February 1792, is a financial account of each student's charges for attending Reverend Smith's private academy. The second part of this journal, January 1792-October 1794, is a chronological financial accounting of admission to Charleston College Academy which opened in October 1790. The second journal dates July 1788-October 1801 and is an account book of pew rents; sacrament funds; the rector's salary for St. Philip's Church; the Smith plantation; admission tuition, books, repairs, and teacher's salaries at Charleston College (College of Charleston); and donations to the Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans. The folder contains thirteen items concerning the debts due and the settlement of the estate of Dr. John P. Smith of St. Thomas Parish. His son, Livingston Smith, was appointed administrator of the estate.


  • Creation: 1784-1802


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Robert Smith was a Revolutionay patriot and the first Episcopal bishop of South Carolina. He was the rector of St. Philip's Church (Charleston, SC), an early trustee of the College of Charleston, and the first president of the College.


0.25 linear feet (2 volumes, 1 folder)

Alternate Form of Materials

Microfilm available in repository (included on same reel as Mss 0017).

Inventory of the Robert Smith Collection, 1784-1802
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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